Apply a range of reading comprehension strategies to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?” Worksheet — Curriculum Goals
This is a 2-page worksheet in which students will read an informational text about Dr. King and answer 8 reading comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text.
An answer key is included with this resource for easy grading.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this MLK reading comprehension worksheet as a:
- MLK Day lesson exit ticket
- Black History Month activity
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
- Reading center activity
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can complete a 10 Fun Facts Template about MLK using the information they learned about him from the text.
For students who need extra support: Before printing, go through each paragraph and underline or highlight keywords to help direct the reader’s focus.
If needed, students can complete the worksheet in pairs.
Prepare This Resource In A Variety Of Ways
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this worksheet double-sided.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between color or black-and-white PDF versions of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
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